Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT?
Kids are involved in the making of a children's book, from the rough draft to a published book on Amazon! They will cast votes on a variety of decisions such as characters, setting, cover design, and other aspects of book production. They will have the opportunity to see behind-the-scenes on HOW a book is created and published.
For kinds: Video invitation
WHEN DOES VOTING HAPPEN?
New votes post at 6:00 PM PST (M-F). They are open through the end of the week. Once it closes, the winner of that decision is added into our book. It's like a choose-your-own-adventure style activity that decides all the parts of a book before it's published!
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "SIGNING UP" AND "FOLLOWING ALONG"?
In this program, they mean basically the same thing! Voting is optional. And better yet, you don't need to decide ahead of time! Just jump in and start following along!
You'll get an email when a new vote posts. If your child is involved in the book, have him/her cast their vote! And if you miss a day, no biggie.
This is an opportunity to be involved in the making of a book and you get to decide how much or how little you'd like to participate along the way!
THE FACEBOOK POSTS AREN'T SHOWING UP IN MY NEWS FEED AND I'M MISSING THINGS WHEN THEY'RE POSTED!
You'll need to tell Facebook you want to see the posts. :) Here's how to adjust your settings:
On the upper right corner of one of our Junior Authors Program's posts, click the three dots. Select the option to "Favorite" Junior Authors Program and then posts will pop up more consistently for you!
I'M SIGNED UP, BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY EMAILS.
That's frustrating. I'm sorry about that. First, check junk mail. (I'm working on that!) Then, if we need to change the email address on file, we can of course do that.
I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD. DO WE ALL HAVE TO AGREE ON WHAT TO VOTE ON?
Nope! You can submit one vote for each child.
I'M A TEACHER. DOES EACH STUDENT NEED TO SIGN UP?
The short answer: no. If you're doing the voting in class, they do not need to be signed up individually!
If you'd like parents to do extension activities at home or if siblings want to vote, parents are of course welcome to add their email to the group so they receive updates and voting links!
I THINK MY CHILD IS TOO YOUNG. WHAT AGES IS THIS FOR?
Votes are designed for all ages and abilities! Each day, you're given 3 picture choices and your child simply selects their favorite!
In summary, no reading/writing skills are required to have fun and enjoy making this book together!
HOW MUCH TIME IS REQUIRED?
Your level of participation is up to you! There are no requirements, grades, or assignments.
You have the opportunity to vote on 3-5 items per week. They take 10-20 seconds, on average.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
ALL kids/students are encouraged to be involved (ages 1-18)! We currently have kids from across the US and in countries such as France, Ireland, Ethiopia, and India who are all participating!
Don't have children? No problem. Adults can follow along! Or even better, involve a niece/nephew, grandchild, or family friend. Chat with them at the end of the week about which one they'd like to vote on and you can submit their vote for them!
I HAVE ANOTHER QUSTION...
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I'M A TEACHER BUT I CAN'T ACCESS FACEBOOK AT SCHOOL.
No problem! Through the email, you'll receive a direct link to vote. (No access to Facebook needed.)
I HAVE ANOTHER QUSTION...